Seperatist movements in the EU

Things aren't as cut and dried in Catalonia as they seemed a week ago.

350,000 Spanish unionists in Catalonia demonstrated over the weekend against the proposed UDI.

Spanish unionists find their voice in huge Barcelona rally

Some MPs in the Catalan Democratic Party are getting a bit shaky about the consequences of going it alone and Puigdemont may just make a symbolic declaration of independence tomorrow.

The sudden realisation that independence may not turn out to be all it's cracked up to be has been hammered home by the suggestion that banks and businesses will relocate to Madrid should Catalonia make the break.

Of course as is usual, there are a few differing independence movements and both the Candidatura d'Unitat Popular (CUP) and Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) are pushing for full independence.

Meanwhile in French-occupied "Northern Catalonia"

Solidarity and unease in France's 'Northern Catalonia'
 
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Only some of them are real independent movements. There isn't a real nationalist reason, money talks as the Scottish referendum showed. People voted just for their pockets, they thought they would have lost money rather than gaining so they voted remain. Now they want a revote because after Brexit they think they would have more money inside the EU. Catalunya is the richest region in Spain so they voted to leave.
 

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